Thieves on the scent of durians

With durian prices breaking records - a single Musang King can go for up to RM110 (S$37) in Balik Pulau town in Penang - the king of fruits is attracting not just fans, but thieves as well. So wary is orchard owner Lim Seh Guan of thieves that he tur
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With durian prices breaking records - a single Musang King can go for up to RM110 (S$37) in Balik Pulau town in Penang - the king of fruits is attracting not just fans, but thieves as well. So wary is orchard owner Lim Seh Guan of thieves that he turns around to check at the sound of a motorcycle approaching. "There are many small orchards here and we don't fence all around our land. We respect each other's boundaries. But this year, for the first time ever, we saw thieves. They move around by motorcycle several times a day in search of fallen durians," he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2016, with the headline 'Thieves on the scent of durians'. Print Edition | Subscribe